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Archbishop O’Brien praises leadership of Cardinal Foley
Dec 12 2011
Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien issued the following statement Dec. 11, regarding the death of Cardinal John P. Foley and his contributions to the church.

Hundreds rally in Dominican Republic for recognition as citizens
Dec 10 2011
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Hundreds of Haitian descendants born and raised in the Dominican Republic rallied in front of government offices, demanding to be recognized as Dominican citizens.

In his class, instructor requires students to keep cellphones on
Dec 09 2011
WASHINGTON – Most colleges require students to put away their cellphones during class. However, for one class at The Catholic University of America, not bringing a cellphone to class can result in loss of points from their participation grade.

CRS partners include U of M Medical School leader who is Cathedral parishioner
Dec 01 2011
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –On a sweltering October day, a team of leaders from Catholic Relief Services stopped at St. Francois de Sales Hospital here to receive an update on plans to rebuild and transform it into a teaching hospital.

Precautions can make homes safer
Dec 01 2011
If you are a senior in a home with poorly lit stairs, a bathtub without grab bars, or scatter rugs on the floor, be aware that more than more than 35 percent of fall-related hip fractures are fatal.

Take a ‘white gloves’approach to new missal
Nov 23 2011
Way back in the 1960s, when all the various changes were taking place in the church after Vatican II, there were countless gatherings explaining the various changes. At one meeting, whenever a question was asked about why a particular change was made, the speaker always replied, “It’s the work of the Holy Spirit.” Having heard this comment over and over, one lady finally raised her hand and said: “Well, the Holy Spirit sure says a lot of things the Holy Ghost never said.”

Archdiocesan youths take part in country’s biggest sendoff of Mass translation
Nov 21 2011
INDIANAPOLIS – All her life, Sara Connelly has known just one translation of the Roman Missal. On Nov. 19, she took part in perhaps the biggest goodbye to the way U.S. Catholics have celebrated the Mass since the 1960s.

In Africa, pope asks church to be model of reconciliation
Nov 21 2011
COTONOU, Benin – On a three-day visit to Benin, Pope Benedict XVI urged African Catholics to witness the hope of the Gospel in their daily lives and make the church a model of reconciliation for the entire continent.

To visit Gallup is ‘to fall in love’ with its people, says Bishop Wall
Nov 20 2011
GALLUP, N.M. – To visit the Gallup Diocese is to fall in love with its vibrant culture, rich history and rugged beauty – rose-hued mesas, deserts of sagebrush and cactus, and forested mountains – but most of all with its people.

An amazing grace
Nov 17 2011
Agnes Kane Callum, my mother, is a wonder to behold. Historian, genealogist and researcher, she was born in Baltimore, the fifth child among 12. Her parents were the late Phillip Moten and Mary Kane (nee Gough) of St. Mary’s County in southern Maryland. She was educated in Baltimore public schools, and at age 44 she returned to school and earned her bachelor of arts and master’s degrees from Morgan State University in 1973 and 1975, respectively, while maintaining her full-time job with the United States Postal Service. In 1973, she was designated a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar, which led her to study at the University of Ghana at Legon, Accra. In 2008 she received an honorary doctorate degree in history from St. Mary’s College.